What was your first job as a journalist?
I was the only reporter at a community weekly, so I wore a lot of hats - reporter, photographer, copy editor, designer.
How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?
Show me why a story matters - to two people or 2,000 people - and I'll consider it.
What's your favorite social network?
Twitter, hands down. It's where I can share my work, stay on top of breaking news, search for story ideas and prove I'm a human being.